CHICAGO - Chicago Stamping Plant and UAW Local 588 teamed up with Be the Match – National Marrow Donor Program to hold a two-day donor registration drive.
The event was held Friday, Jan. 25 and Monday, Jan. 28 on the employee bridge.
Nine-year-old LaNyah Aldridge, an adorable local child who needs a marrow transplant, was on the bridge that afternoon to greet prospective donors and hand out Life Savers as a thank you.
LaNyah will be CSP’s “Poster Child” for future Be the Match events.
The event brought in 65 new donors to the BTM registry, and many others wishing Nyah well. Ford Motor Company will donate $100 to BTM for every donor added to the registry.
A formal thank you from Nyah and her family is forthcoming.
CSP Be the Match Team
Renee Robertson-Hood, Nina Grbavac and Diana Torian with Nyah and her mom, Lorinda.
Regional Manager, Betsy Ward (not pictured) was the Be the Match rep.